For Live 9 beta testers on Mac : can you open multiple projects with live 9 ?

Up till now, Live on Mac didn't have the option to have multiple project files open at the same time - which really disturbs my workflow, since from time to time I get a really interesting "side idea" which does not belong to the current project, and ideally could quickly be registered in a seperate (new) project, without interrupting the creative flow (by having to close the current project, opening a new one, save that, close that, re-opening ...).

This option has been available to Windows users of Ableton Live.

 

Is it be available in Live 9 on Mac ?

 

(if not, I'll either have to start using a windows pc - omg - or start using a different DAW, it's that disturbing !)

 

thx for the feedback !!!

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medman 3 years ago | 1 comment

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  • Near Earth Object
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    I've read on several forums that it is already possible to open multiple instances of Live on a Mac. Go to the folder that contains the Live program, copy that file, and you can open different instances.

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • wackazong
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    Open Terminal, type

    open -n /Applications/Ableton\ Live\ 9\ Suite.app

    Repeat as many times as needed.

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • myarnell
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    @wackazong i did this, but noticed that no plugins, packs, etc. are not available in the other instances. 

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • chepR
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    .. those soluces don't work for me..

    8 months ago | 0 comments
  • chepR
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    Finally it's work, just changed suite by standard 

    open -n /Applications/Ableton\ Live\ 9\ Suite.app

    - -'

    8 months ago | 0 comments
  • DreZ1
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    The poster named Wackazong has given us the correct procedure. Unfortunately, unless you know UNIX well, you will probably fail to get it to work as typed.  Here is the correct syntax on my MAC:  open -n /Applications/ Ableton\ Live\ 9\ Suite-2.app

    This may not be correct for you, but note what's going on...  My Live9 binary is located in my Application folder and the file name is "Live 9 Suite-2.app".  Notice I have spaces in the name, which is actually never a good idea on computers. Oh well... 

    Here is the fix:  Whenever there is a space, you must precede it with a backslash "\". In UNIX world, this is called "an escape", because it tells the UNIX shell to interpret the next character literally.  That's enough UNIX... I opened three instances of Live9 on my MacBook Pro I7 16GB... I did not try anything!  But the command does work.  

    Best to you,

    Dresmond

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • RobinTour
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    Hi everybody,

    just a little piece of advise that will save you a lot of time and trouble regarding the mac Terminal: the autocomplete.

    It is the ability of the Terminal to guess what you want to type.

    In our case we all have different Ableton distributions. The right way to find the good Character String is to just type "Able" (for Ableton) and press Tab.

    If their is an unique string beginning by Able then the Terminal will complete the String writing for you: Ableton\ Live\ 9\ Standard.app/ (in my case, but may be different for you)

    To sum up, I only had to type these characters in the terminal window:

    open -n \A    (then I pressed Tab he found Applications) Ab (then I pressed Tab + enter to launch the command)

    3 months ago | 0 comments

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